This Victorian-Era Fixer Upper in Scotland Is Under $260K

published Sep 3, 2017
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The opportunity to add a “protected historic structure” to your renovation resume has arrived in the form of Chesterhill House, a 5,300-square-foot Tudor Italianate located in Scotland’s countryside. According to Curbed, the unoccupied country home is entertaining offers over £200,000, or around $259,000.

With an estimated construction date around 1870, the six-bedroom, five bath-home features a west wing addition that dates between 1893 and 1912. The house sits on three acres of land in the company of an early 19th century, oval-shaped, walled garden located northwest of house. According to the listing on Historic Environment Scotland, the largely intact garden is a rarity for Scottish homes and even predates the main structure.

The basement and attic comprise two of the home’s four floors. The ground floor houses three small reception rooms, while the first floor contains bedrooms. Additional standout design features include a square tower that overlooks the surrounding forest and a 21-foot-high living room ceiling with a bay window.

Given an official Grade-C listing, Chesterhill House has remained unoccupied for the past 12 years, which means the buyer will have to put in quite a bit of work to transform the property into a livable space.

“It’s a bit of mess inside because it’s been empty for so long,” Bell Ingram estate agent Moira Webley told Homes and Property. “It’s very overgrown outside — the property has a beautiful walled garden, which initially we couldn’t even find!”

Of the historic property Webley added, “All the plumbing has been damaged and the kitchen is in a mess, ceilings are down in places and floorboards are coming up, but luckily all the period features remain — ceiling roses, cornices, fireplaces and the like.”

If descriptions like that don’t faze you, you can find additional information on the Chesterhill House over on Bell Ingram.